My DIY Plumbing Experience

Think Your Heating System Is Malfunctioning? Think Again!

If you set your thermostat at a particular temperature, but notice that the heat level in your home fails to rise to the occasion, you may believe that it's time to have your heater repaired or replaced.  While this is certainly true in some cases, you may want to seek out other causes before shelling out major bucks for a new heating system.  Your problem may be the result of other issues which you can address so that you can preserve your heater. Read More 

How To Install A Showerhead With A Hand Shower To Existing Plumbing

In need of a new shower-head? Consider a shower-head with a hand shower, which features a handheld head that allows you to better wash more areas of your body. The hand shower might look substantially different than a traditional shower head, but installation should prove a snap for even those new to performing their own plumbing services. Note that this project involves attaching the new head onto the existing shower-arm – or that piece that sticks out of the wall at the base of the head. Read More 

First Time Having A Septic System? 4 Warning Signs To Watch For

When your septic system malfunctions, it can leave you with quite a mess, including raw sewage in your bathtubs and sewage water in your yard. Luckily, most septic systems will give you some warning signs before they malfunction. If this is your first time having a septic tank, you might not be aware of the warning signs. Here are the signs you should be on the look-out for. Foul Odors from the Drains Read More 

9 Preventative Measures To Avoid Clogged Drains

Preventing a drain from clogging is just as important as unclogging one. Simple measures that you and your household can take daily can prevent a clogged drain. Here are nine ways to keep your home's drains clear.  Dispose of cooking grease properly. Instead of pouring the grease down your drains, keep in in a old coffee can. When its full, you can toss the can in the trash. Use a screen over drains. Read More 

How To Clean Your Toilet Tank Without Damaging Your Toilet Or Plumbing

Your weekly housecleaning list likely includes cleaning the toilet. You dutifully clean the bowl, the seat and even the base. But did you forget inside the tank? It's an easy spot to overlook since it's clean water going into the tank. But mineral deposits from that water or excess iron can cause staining and rust within the tank. It's not hard to clean a tank even when these stains set in. Read More